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Overview

Introduction to Sandy, Oregon

Sandy, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 10 miles SE of Gresham, Oregon and 21 miles SE of Portland, Oregon.

Sandy History

Sandy was named after the neighboring Sandy River. Francis Revenue and his family were the first settlers in the city, arriving in 1853. This family opened a trading post on Barlow Road, which was used by various pioneers when traveling to the Willamette Valley. The first post office in Sandy was established in 1873. The city was incorporated in 1913.

Sandy and nearby Attractions

  • Meinig Memorial Park
  • Sandy Historical Museum
  • Oregon Zoo
  • Milo McIver State Park

Things To Do In Sandy

While in Sandy, one can visit the Sandy Historical Museum, which provides insight into the history of the area. One can also enjoy a walk alone the Sandy River. The Milo McIver State Park and the Meinig Memorial Park are both located in Sandy as well. The city celebrates the Sandy Oktoberfest and the Sandy Mountain Festival every year.

Sandy Transportation

The nearest major airport is Portland International.

Sandy Higher Education

For higher education, one can attend the Portland Community College, Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College or Clackamas Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,369
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+4,912
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$39,401
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$39,643
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,679

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,588
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,136
Median House Value$219,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
German20.7%
Irish11.5%
English9.9%
Italian5.1%
Swedish3.8%
Norwegian3.7%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque2.4%
Russian2.2%
Dutch1.8%
Polish1.7%
Danishn1%
Hungarian0.9%
Czech0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.2%
US/American0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Australian0.2%
Macedonian0.1%
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Sandy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clackamas County
Standard Zip Codes97055
Phone Area Codes971
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.38
Approximate Longitude-122.23

Sandy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHEADWORKS PTLD WTR BUR
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp53 to 80 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip80 inches
StationESTACADA 2 SE
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 60 F
Jul Temp53 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip59.4 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Estacada3,051$65,855
Fairview9,215$62,198
Gresham110,042$59,078
Happy Valley17,474$114,965
Troutdale16,535$72,121
Wood Village3,996$47,500

Sandy Public Libraries

Sandy Public Library
38980 PROCTOR BLVD
Sandy, Oregon
(503) 668-5537

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Sandy Public Schools

Cedar Ridge Middle School
17225 Smith Ave
ZIP: 97055
(503) 668-8067
Middle
Total Enrollment 363
Firwood Elementary School
42900 Se Trubel Rd
ZIP: 97055
(503) 668-8005
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Sandy Grade School
38955 Pleasant St
ZIP: 97055
(503) 668-8065
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Sandy High School
17100 Bluff Rd
ZIP: 97055
(503) 668-8011
High
Total Enrollment 1371
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